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Welcome to the third installment of “Don’t Call Me A Mailbag”. For a better understanding of what this is, check out the first one. This week we talk the Bruins getting back on track, Joe Paterno, the NBA lockout, and more!
And away we go…
While Perusing though this week’s Yahoo! Answers questions, I came across this little gem. I played soccer in high school, I consider myself a Revolution fan, and I still can’t tell if this entire exchange is real or not… You be the judge.
At this point, I’m thinking “Alright, this is just a dumb question asked by a dumb person,” but take a look at the answers …
Yahoo! Answers user “Alex” responds “So when we get tackled it doesn’t hurt when our hair get pulled out. Yes it kills. Its like waxing your legs but for 90 minutes.”
I ALMOST buy this answer. I haven’t had this problem personally, but this next answer it just ridiculous..
Yahoo! Answers user “Becky:)” responds “I don’t think its actually required and I don’t think many do, but it would be for the same reason as competitive swimmers, to reduce resistance.”
TO REDUCE RESISTANCE?? This can’t be a real conversation. It just can’t.
Anyway, back to reality…
I’ve talked about this in previous columns, but it finally looks like the B’s are waking up. And how good has Tyler Seguin been? He has played at an elite level all year. There is still a lot of room for improvement though. That first line of Lucic-Krejci-Horton needs to be better.
But to answer the question more directly, I don’t think it has anything to do with chemistry. If anything, maybe they relied on Mark Recchi a bit to much for his leadership. This team is not built to be a high scoring regular season team. This is a grind-it-out hard working playoff team, and as long as we make the playoffs we have a chance.
I’m not as upset this week as I was last week. The fact that this offense didn’t score a single point in the first half in inexcusable, but it was a good football game that really just came down to who had the ball last. Sure, our terrible defense gifted them plenty of yards with the two pass interference calls, but the Giants made some big time plays as well.
The Patriots are a good football team, but when you have guys playing a level or two below where you expect them to (Devin McCourty, Albert Haynesworth, Chad Ochocinco, Shaun Ellis, Jerod Mayo, and the offensive line) we go from a good team to a slightly above average team. This team could miss the playoffs. Doesn’t that sound crazy? I cannot stress enough how important this Jets game is.
And I hate listening to this garbage about how the Patriots needs a ‘stretch the field’ receiver. Their offense doesn’t need a anything. This offense is way beyond championship level already. Have they struggled a bit lately? Absolutely. Is the defense the worst in the league? Yup. That’s the biggest issue here.
I just don’t understand the world view of some people. ‘Joe Pa’ is a disgrace. This whole story just makes me shake my head. I don’t care if Paterno told his boss, clearly that wasn’t good enough. Clearly that didn’t stop what was happening.
Stories like this make me realize how sheltered I am. It’s hard for me to even fathom how guys like Jerry Sandusky live with themselves.
‘Greatest Heavyweights’ for Sega Genesis. Smokin’ Joe was my go to fighter.
Listening to everyone talk about how incredible the Ali-Frazier fights were makes me wish Boxing was still a relevant sport today.
I guess its time for my weekly lockout update. As of this moment (about 11pm Wednesday night) NBA and NBPA officials are meeting, and early reports from New York are pretty positive. I’m optimistic.
I’m hesitant to write something too specific because this thing could blow up at any minute. Hopefully we’ll know more soon. I need me some basketball.